Cassa Siepi 2019 - Toscana IGT

Toscana IGT

Fin dalle origini Siepi, proprietà della famiglia Mazzei dal 1435, è un podere modello, lavorato ancora oggi con lo stesso rispetto per il territorio. Una posizione unica, un microclima speciale, l'intuizione dell'inizio degli anni Ottanta di impiantare il Merlot come complementare ideale del Sangiovese in un "terroir" particolarmente vocato danno vita a un vino dall'equilibrio perfetto tra eleganza, potenza e complessità.

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Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Alcohol: 14.69%

Total acidity: 5.88‰

Vineyards location: Siepi (Castellina in Chianti): 260 m (850 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil: Mainly Alberese

Vineyards age: 21 - 34 years

Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 6.500 plants

Harvest: Hand picked September 18th (Merlot), October 1st (Sangiovese)

Vinification: 26 - 28° C, in stainless steeel tanks

Period of maceration: 14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days

Ageing: 18 months in french oak barrels (70% new): Barriques (Merlot), Tonneaux (Sangiovese)

Finissage: 4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling: June 2021

Available on the market: October 2021

Production: 35000 bottles

Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt - 18 lt

Cases: 6 bottles wooden box (750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)

First vintage: 1992

Ageing potential: Over 20 years

Key descriptors: Monumentally built, crispy notes of elder, plum, berries, sandalwood, tobacco, with a very long, bright finish

Food pairing: Flavorful, textured dishes, dark sauces, game, blue cheeses

 

Vintage:

The 2019 harvest recalled the great vintages of the 1980s. This was a 'classic' year, with nature and nurture coming together to create something truly exceptional. Winter temperatures were below average and rainfall was low, with unusually warm weather at the end of February. However, stormy squalls through spring and late into summer replenished the water table and made up for the lack of winter rainfall. They also slowed down plant development in the early stages.
The summer was consistently hot, but without extreme temperatures or excessive rainfall. September continued fine, with a significant range in diurnal temperatures.
No pathogens compromised the excellent health of the grapes. Bud fruitfulness was within the norm and the good condition of the foliage showed just how well balanced the plants were in this extremely fine year.
By harvest time the grapes were perfect, thanks to the prevailing climatic conditions and the leaf removal which was carried out in early September. Both these factors contributed to optimal ripening of all grapes across our various production zones.

Beginning of the harvest: September 4th
End of the harvest: October 17th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 590 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3580 °C
Evaluation: Outstanding

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